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  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:46:21 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
    President Barack Obama is stepping into the familiar role of chief consoler as he meets with South Korean officials reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.
  • Bond denied for woman charged in NC kidnapping

    Bond denied for woman charged in NC kidnapping

    A woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father is set to have a bond hearing in federal court in Atlanta.
    A federal judge in Atlanta has denied bond for a woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.
  • McCrory attends Asheville festival amid protests

    McCrory attends Asheville festival amid protests

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has appeared at an Asheville music festival despite initial indications that he would skip the event.
    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has appeared at an Asheville music festival despite initial indications that he would skip the event.
  • Operation Slow Down a success

    Operation Slow Down a success

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:13:32 GMT
    Across North Carolina, State highway patrol troopers found over 16,000 violations this past holiday weekend. Troopers were out in force for operation slow down. The initiative tied into the Governor's Highway Safety Program's no need to speed. Troopers caught nearly 7,000 speeders across our state. The next highest violations dealt with registrations. In Eastern North Carolina (counties north of Jones) speeding t...
    Across North Carolina, State highway patrol troopers found over 16,000 violations this past holiday weekend. Troopers were out in force for operation slow down. The initiative tied into the Governor's Highway Safety Program's no need to speed. Troopers caught nearly 7,000 speeders across our state. The next highest violations dealt with registrations. In Eastern North Carolina (counties north of Jones) speeding t...
  • Machine makes drinking water out of thin air

    Machine makes drinking water out of thin air

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:37:12 GMT
    The World Health Organization reports that 780 million people don't have access to clean water, but an Israeli company thinks it can play a part in alleviating the crisis by producing drinking water from thin air.
    The World Health Organization reports that 780 million people don't have access to clean water, but an Israeli company thinks it can play a part in alleviating the crisis by producing drinking water from thin air.
  • Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:34:32 GMT
    Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who...
    Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a...
  • Postal workers' unions protest Staples program

    Postal workers' unions protest Staples program

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:45:00 GMT
    Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.
    Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.
  • Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

    Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:05:50 GMT
    A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that were published in a New York Times article.
    A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it...
  • Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

    Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:35:38 GMT
    From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.
    From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.
  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:35:23 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
    Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the...
  • Greenville reigning in placement of campaign signs

    Greenville reigning in placement of campaign signs

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:47:32 GMT
    As the May primary approaches, Greenville code enforcement is reigning in candidates, placing campaign signs on public property.
    As the May primary approaches, Greenville code enforcement is reigning in candidates, placing campaign signs on public property.
  • Greenville one step closer to building Transportation Activity Center

    Greenville one step closer to building Transportation Activity Center

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:45:20 GMT
    Greenville is one step closer to building its new bus transfer hub.
    Greenville is one step closer to building its new bus transfer hub.
  • Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

    Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

    Legislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling...
    Legislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum...
  • Miss. probing death of infant whose parents fled

    Miss. probing death of infant whose parents fled

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:15:36 GMT
    Mississippi authorities said it could be weeks before they know what caused the death of 7-month-old Alyssa Harris, whose parents fled to Georgia after the grandfather called emergency workers to try to help the...
    Mississippi authorities said it could be weeks before they know what caused the death of 7-month-old Alyssa Harris, whose parents fled to Georgia after the grandfather called emergency workers to try to help the...
  • After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:15:32 GMT
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
    Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday.
  • Gas supplies interrupted by Wyoming plant blast

    Gas supplies interrupted by Wyoming plant blast

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:55:42 GMT
    Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.
    It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming.
  • Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

    Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:04:44 GMT
    A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.
    A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.
  • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:46:19 GMT
    Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn.
    Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of...
  • Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

    Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:34:34 GMT
    The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar and suffered a head injury.
    The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said.
  • Roanoke Rapids woman wins $500 a week for life! prize

    Roanoke Rapids woman wins $500 a week for life! prize

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:21:50 GMT
    Lottery winner Jamelia Mailey claims her prizeLottery winner Jamelia Mailey claims her prize
    A Roanoke Rapids woman says she plans to purchase a new home and take some vacations after winning the top prize in the lottery’s $500 a week for Life! game.
    A Roanoke Rapids woman says she plans to purchase a new home and take some vacations after winning the top prize in the lottery’s $500 a week for Life! game.
  • Management, safety cited for radiation release

    Management, safety cited for radiation release

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:05:32 GMT
    A radiation release from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico was the result of a slow erosion of the safety culture at the 15-year-old site, which was evident in...
    A radiation release from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico was the result of a slow erosion of the safety culture at the 15-year-old site, which was evident in the...
  • Kiwanis pancake fundraiser supports The Boys and Girls Club

    Kiwanis pancake fundraiser supports The Boys and Girls Club

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:06:14 GMT
    A Greenville service group is raising money by serving up some tasty breakfast foods.
    A Greenville service group is raising money by serving up some tasty breakfast foods.
  • Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford

    Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:45:30 GMT
    Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.
    Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.
  • Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

    Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:24:57 GMT
    Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.
    Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.
  • Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

    Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:24:44 GMT
    The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a New York City courthouse to congratulations from passers-by and what he sees as the start of a new...
    The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life.
  • Stowaway on jet said to be homesick for Africa

    Stowaway on jet said to be homesick for Africa

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:05 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:05:02 GMT
    A security video shows the California boy who survived stowing away on a jetliner dangling his feet from the aircraft's wheel well after arriving in Hawaii, before jumping 8 to 10 feet to the ground and...
    A security video shows the California boy who survived stowing away on a jetliner dangling his feet from the aircraft's wheel well after arriving in Hawaii, before jumping 8 to 10 feet to the ground and collapsing, an...
  • Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:34:35 GMT
    As search crews continue to look for two missing people following the devastating mudslide in Washington state, scientists are closely monitoring how the avalanche is affecting federally endangered fish runs.
    Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs.
  • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:34:33 GMT
    Jurors listened Wednesday as a man called two teenagers who broke into his central Minnesota home "vermin" on an audio recording shortly after fatally shooting them.
    A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin."
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

    SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:14:58 GMT
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin...
    Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the...
  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:40 GMT
    For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
    Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after...
  • Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

    Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:34:29 GMT
    Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring...
    Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the...
  • Is Amazon coming out with a phone?

    Is Amazon coming out with a phone?

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:27:23 GMT
    After more than two years of hints and leaks, the long-awaited Amazon phone appears to be almost ready for its debut.
    After more than two years of hints and leaks, the long-awaited Amazon phone appears to be almost ready for its debut.
  • Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains

    Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:04:25 GMT
    Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, a...
    Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, a newspaper...
  • Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:41 GMT
    Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.
    The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.
  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:34 GMT
    Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether...
    Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're...
  • Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

    Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:34:55 GMT
    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.
    Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out.
  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:36:06 GMT
    A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
    An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:04:52 GMT
    What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
    What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
  • Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

    Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:16 GMT
    Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.
    Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.
  • Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

    Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:16 GMT
    Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States.
    Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States.
  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:04 GMT
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

    Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:44:48 GMT
    Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in...
    Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in violation of...
  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:26:14 GMT
    EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.
    EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.
  • 9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:17:01 GMT
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
  • California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:05:21 GMT
    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal that could reinstate such affirmative action has sparked a backlash that forged a new...
    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the...
  • FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

    FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:55 GMT
    The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
    The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:15:15 GMT
    Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
    Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

    SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:24:54 GMT
    One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a...
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 146, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to...
  • Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:44:25 GMT
    Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security...
    A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight...
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:57 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to Ukraine's acting president in a high-level show of U.S. support for the embattled government.
    Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft...
  • Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

    Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:46:23 GMT
    An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.
    An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.
  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:54:27 GMT
    You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
    You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
  • Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

    Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:26:30 GMT
    Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny has been found guilty in a libel case and fined $8,400 in a court ruling that left the door open for his subsequent jailing.
    A Moscow judge on Tuesday left open the possibility of jailing President Vladimir Putin's main critic for years, a sign of Putin's increasingly hard-line rule against opponents.
  • Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

    Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:03:38 GMT
    A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret.
    A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret.
  • 1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:53:23 GMT
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and...
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came...
  • SBI got warrant for 15 accounts in photo probe

    SBI got warrant for 15 accounts in photo probe

    The State Bureau of Investigation obtained a search warrant for user information and content for 15 Instagram accounts in its probe of nude photos of students in Wake County.
    The State Bureau of Investigation obtained a search warrant for user information and content for 15 Instagram accounts in its probe of nude photos of students in Wake County.
  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:24:15 GMT
    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.
  • Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

    Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 05:33:40 GMT
    A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.
    A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.
  • Lawsuit accuses entertainment figures of sex abuse

    Lawsuit accuses entertainment figures of sex abuse

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:33:52 GMT
    A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen has also sued a former TV programming executive and two other industry figures.
    A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sued three more entertainment industry figures Monday, claiming they also molested him.
  • Prosecutors: Prep school graduates ran drug ring

    Prosecutors: Prep school graduates ran drug ring

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:33:30 GMT
    Two prep school graduates sought to use their sports connections and business acumen to establish a monopoly on drug sales to high school students in the affluent Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, authorities said...
    Two prep school graduates sought to use their sports connections and business acumen to establish a monopoly on drug sales to high school students in the affluent Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, authorities said Monday.
  • In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:25:03 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
  • Tibbs arrested in Wake Forest kidnapping case

    Tibbs arrested in Wake Forest kidnapping case

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:05:39 GMT
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    Jakym Camek Tibbs, 21, aka "Jak," was captured in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday morning.
    Jakym Camek Tibbs, 21, aka "Jak," was captured in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday morning.
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:35:56 GMT
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
  • Marijuana group celebrates 4/20 with new Raleigh chapter

    Marijuana group celebrates 4/20 with new Raleigh chapter

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:09:11 GMT
    On this twentieth day of April, 4/20, some people in Raleigh are pushing for changes to the state's marijuana laws.
    On this twentieth day of April, 4/20, some people in Raleigh are pushing for changes to the state's marijuana laws.
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:36:12 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:52:11 GMT
    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into...
    After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the...
  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:12:08 GMT
    The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
    The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:12:50 GMT
    The search coordination center says an underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week,...
    A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the...
  • Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:53:05 GMT
    Authorities announced charges Friday against a man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area.
    After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings...
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:44 GMT
    A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.
    No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:12:10 GMT
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and...
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too...
  • APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

    APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:32:01 GMT
    A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.
    A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.
  • MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:21:54 GMT
    Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing...
  • Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:01:44 GMT
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.
  • From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:22:42 GMT
    The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
  • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:51:33 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.
    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need - three of whom were seen lifeless in the...
  • Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

    Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:01:59 GMT
    Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.
    Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.
  • Autopsies done on 7 Utah babies found in garage

    Autopsies done on 7 Utah babies found in garage

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:32:50 GMT
    The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released.
    The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released.
  • American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

    American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:51:27 GMT
    A New York jury has heard two widely differing descriptions of an Egyptian imam accused of carrying out terrorism offenses while he led a London mosque.
    A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.
  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
  • AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

    AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:42:03 GMT
    Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment.
    Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment.
  • Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

    Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:31:36 GMT
    A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.
    A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:01:49 GMT
    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long...
    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the...
  • Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:00:54 GMT
    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when...
    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was...
  • AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:51:30 GMT
    By The Associated Press Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.
    By The Associated Press Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.
  • Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:41:36 GMT
    What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.
    What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.
  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...
    Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:01:04 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...
  • Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.
    Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."
  • Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the...
    A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data...
  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:01:38 GMT
    The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.
    The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.
  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay...
    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:11:45 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
    For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.
  • US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    Lawyers are poised to make opening statements in the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher charged with conspiring to support al-Qaida in part by trying to open a training camp in Oregon.
    The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday...
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:52:50 GMT
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:31:37 GMT
    Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the...
    Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City...
  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:32:06 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes.
  • Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

    Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

    The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense's forensic experts.
    An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid...
  • Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

    Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:10:11 GMT
    A jury says a former priest convicted of felony sex abuse charges in Louisville should serve a 15-year prison sentence.
    A jury says a former Catholic priest stricken with late-stage cancer should serve a 15-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a teenage boy at a Louisville church in the early 1970s.
  • Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured.
    Hospital authorities have confirmed the name of the man who died after an explosion at an ammunition plant in Tennessee.
  • Little government response to bombing a year later

    Little government response to bombing a year later

    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism...
    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that...
  • Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man

    Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man

    A recently exonerated New York man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers contributing to an online fund for him.
    A recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers who have contributed to an online fund for him.
  • At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

    At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

    Amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner stepped in a pothole at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring and opened up a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee.
    Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.
  • Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3

    Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3

    A plant explosion and fire killed one person and left three injured Wednesday, emergency authorities said.
    A plant explosion and fire killed one person and left three injured Wednesday, emergency authorities said.
  • Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and...
    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of...
  • Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

    Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

    A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday evening.
    A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.
  • Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

    Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

    The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.
    The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.
  • Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

    Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of...
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities...
  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    The New York Police Department's disbanding of a unit that spied on Muslim neighborhoods could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the intelligence-gathering machinery it set up after 9/11.
    The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering...
  • Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

    Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have told a judge that understanding their client's family is key to their case.
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against...
  • Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

    Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

    Authorities are investigating whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot nearly 15 minutes into a 911 call about her husband, who she said was hallucinating and asking her to...
    Authorities were investigating Wednesday whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot at least 12 minutes into a 911 call in which she said her husband was hallucinating and asking her to...
  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
    Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned...
  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls,...
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he...
  • Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court.
    The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.
  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.
    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.
  • Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to...
    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid...
  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
  • Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers - the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. - aren't foolproof.
    A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts.
  • End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror...
    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism...
  • 2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

    2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

    Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said.
    Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said.
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